of the California Rodeo Salinas is unique and celebrates a special cause. Be
sure to dress the part according to the theme of the day and don’t miss any of
the special events during the week.
Sport your boots and celebrate your
country roots Wednesday July 15th, as bull riders take on the toughest sport on
dirt. The Professional Bull Riding BlueDEF Velocity Tour begins at 7pm, on
Wednesday July 15th. The Salinas Sports Complex will be showcasing
15 of the top 50 bull riders in the world, prepare to be amazed!
Rabobank’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink
night is Thursday July 16th. Everyone will be dawning pink shirts to show their
support for breast cancer research. A portion of proceeds from Thursday’s
ticket sales will be donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Salinas
Valley Memorial Healthcare System. While Thursday is a night of awareness, it
is also a night of family fun. Kids will run their hearts out in the Stick
Horse Race presented by Northridge Mall on the track. The preliminary race
begins at 4:30pm and the finals run during the Rodeo performance that night.
Bring the kids to the autograph party after the rodeo to meet the newly crowned
Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2015.
Friday July 17th is Wells Fargo’s
Fight Hunger Night. Don’t miss the Central Coast’s favorite race, the 5th
Annual Produce Mascot Race. Find out if Church Brother’s “Lettuce Maximus” will
keep his championship title or if another mascot will take the win. Companies signed
up to participate in the 2015 race are: Bengard Ranches, Church Brothers, Dole
Fresh Vegetables, Mann Packing, Naturipe Berry Growers, Ocean Mist Farms,
Pacific International Marketing, Sakata Seeds America, Tanimura & Antle,
Taylor Farms and The Nunes Company. Each company pays an entry fee of $1000
that is donated directly to Ag Against Hunger. Ag Against Hunger (AAH) is a
non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger by creating a
connection between the agricultural community and food assistance programs.
Salute to Military Day is Saturday July 18th. All active military
personnel, and, for the first time, Veterans, will receive free admission with identification.
Don’t forget to wear red, white and blue to support the Wrangler® National
Patriot™ Program (WNPP). The program was created to provide funding and support
for America's wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. The California
Rodeo Salinas supports the WNPP and is honored to donate funds generated by the
program to Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc., a local charity doing great things to
help Wounded Warriors and Veterans. Also on Saturday, Tanimura & Antle
presents the Special Buckaroos Rodeo on the track at 12pm. Professional cowboys
and cowgirls will team up with special needs children and participate in a
rodeo where the children become cowboys and cowgirls for the day.
On Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions,
Sunday July 19th, the California Rodeo Salinas is painting the crowd
purple for the Man Up Crusade. The Man Up Crusade is a non-profit organization
dedicated to creating public awareness on the issue of domestic violence.
Across the nation, the color purple and the purple ribbon has been adopted to show
support for victims and for advocates to honor those who have lost their lives
at the hands of someone they once loved. The Rodeo is partnering with the local
YWCA to spread awareness and raise funds for this cause. The YWCA owns and
operates the only confidentially-located battered women's shelter in Monterey
County and is the only sole-source provider of domestic violence services in
the county, including counseling for adults and children, legal advocacy and
court accompaniment, victim advocate training, 24-hour crisis hotlines, and
teen dating violence prevention programs.
California Rodeo Salinas would not take place without the support of our loyal
sponsors, many of whom support the causes listed above in addition to their
sponsorships. Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:
Around Grand Champion Sponsors:
Linen & Uniform Supply
Equipment Co. / RDO Water
Services of Salinas
KSMS 67 & Unimas KDJT 33
Inn Motel & Conference Center
100.9 La Preciosa
KMCE TV 43
Sorrento/Hacienda Mexican Grill
Coast Sign Factory
Tricolor 99.5 FM
oink 5 FM/ The Beach 101.7 FM
Jose 107.1 FM
5 KION CBS 46/KMUV Telemundo 23
Talk 1460 AM & 105.1 KOCEAN
Valley Memorial Hospital
Hippo 104.3 FM
Salinas Californian/Californian Media Group
Radio Group - KMJV & KRAY
Radio Group - KTGE & KEXA
Door & Gates
Restaurant and Brewhouse
& Ocean Mist Farms
Eastman Insurance Services
A Truck Brokerage
Coast Cooling LLC
M Traffic Services, Inc
Fans of the 3rd Week of July
Fresh Deli & Café
& Cheri Heffren/ Cal Poly Ag Engineering
Valley Farm Supply
- Raymond Costa
& Hudson Insurance & Risk Management
at Crazy Horse Ranch
& Sally Martins Family
Pacific Petroleum Services
Trophy & Detectors
Water Service Company
Soil Amendments, Inc
Bros. Co., of California
and Jimmy Boteilho
Nursery/Zeph's One Stop
Hibino Farms, LLC
Concepts (SDI Company)
Services Co., Inc.
Nursery & Landscaping Supply
Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
American Insurance Agency
Bros Tire & Auto Service
Country Equine, Inc.
Sales Auto Accessories
& Terry Pettitt
Insurance (Choice Media)
Tradeshow Services, Inc.
To learn more about the 2015 California Rodeo Salinas or to purchase
event tickets visit www.carodeo.com. The
Salinas Sports Complex is open for business Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm.
Beginning Monday, July 6th, the Box Office will be open for business
7 days a week from 10am to 6pm and will be open later on July 15th-19th
as the PBR and Rodeo take place.
About the California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2015.
The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives
to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the
West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the
staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations
of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and
fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo
Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local
non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to
call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like' the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates,
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